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File #: 2018-754    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 10/1/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: 11/7/2018 Final action:
Title: CONSIDER APPROVING THE DISPOSAL OF EIGHT NON-OPERATIONAL BUSES, AND UTILIZING THE SERVICES OF KEN PORTER AUCTIONS TO FACILITATE THEIR SALE (CITY COUNCIL)
Sponsors: Community Services
Attachments: 1. Resolution No. 18-141, 2. Surplus/obsolete buses assigned for auction, 3. MTA approval letter, 4. Ken Porter Auctions Service Agreement, 5. Ken Porter Consignment Form
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Report to Mayor and City Council
Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Consent


SUBJECT:
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CONSIDER APPROVING THE DISPOSAL OF EIGHT NON-OPERATIONAL BUSES, AND UTILIZING THE SERVICES OF KEN PORTER AUCTIONS TO FACILITATE THEIR SALE (CITY COUNCIL)

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I. SUMMARY

Eight inoperable buses are currently parked at the Corporate Yard. Purchased between 1997 and 2008, they were utilized for the Carson Circuit and/or City-sponsored trips. Staff has obtained the required approval from METRO to dispose of the four buses funded by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) via Proposition A and/or C that have not surpassed their ten-year life span. The remaining vehicles do not require any outside agency authorization to be auctioned as they have well exceeded their ten-year life expectancy. Tonight, the City Council is asked to approve the disposal of all eight buses, and to utilize the services of Ken Porter Auctions to facilitate their sale.

II. RECOMMENDATION
Recommendation

TAKE the following actions:
1. AUTHORIZE the disposal of eight inoperable City buses.
2. APPROVE and ADOPT Resolution No. 18-141, "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CARSON, CALIFORNIA AUTHORIZING THE UTILIZATION OF KEN PORTER AUCTIONS TO FACILITATE THE SALE OF EIGHT INOPERABLE BUSES."


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III. ALTERNATIVES

Take another action the City Council deems appropriate.

IV. BACKGROUND

As part of its contract with its prior fixed-route vendor, First Transit, the City purchased four (4) buses for Carson Circuit operations in 2008. These vehicles - Bus Nos. 807, 808, 809, and 810 - were used continually by the City until the end of First Transit's contract on December 31, 2015. Throughout the term of the agreement the buses were driven for 13 hours a day, six days per week, except on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. This extensive use, coupled with the fact that many of Carson Circuit's routes run through neighborhoods that require constant stops and numerous tu...

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